"White people, do your work!"
This is a challenge from people of color/culture, especially from trauma therapist Resmaa Menakem, author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Path to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies .
So, I am hosting zoom hours for “white women only” interested in “doing our work together!"
Each session will include contemplative listening and story processing around lifestyles of inclusiveness.
This space is inspired by D. L. Mayfield's book, The Myth of the American Dream, my own sojourning lifestyle crafted around civil rights activist Dr. John Perkins’ community development concepts and time spent at Father Richard Rohr's Center for Action & Contemplation Living School.
Every 1st Saturday, 9:30-10:30AM... bring your coffee! (March 6, April 3, May 1)
Every 3rd Thursday, 7:30-8:30PM... bring your evening tea or wine!! (March 20, April 22, May20)
Please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org to get the zoom link, or ask questions!
We especially believe in highlighting & empowering women’s voices… why?
women are the largest subdominant people group on the earth
women are innately, emotionally intelligent & cast the vision for most homes
women birth & nurture the children of the world
Everyday women are capable of creating massive change for the common good of all humans within the neighborhoods of our world. What is Common Good, you ask?
I like Dr. John Perkins' faith-based description of common good within the word Shalom…
“When God called Abraham to bless him, and to bless all the nations through him, he employed the notion of “Shalom”. This Hebrew word, in time, came to mean everything good you would want for yourself and wishing that same quality of life for your neighbors and friends. We have been called to be a blessing to the urban poor, a blessing that includes everything that is good and wholesome. Our notions of Christian community development will look different from place to place, but some of the essential blessings we are called to bestow upon the poor include dignity, power, education, employment, health, security, recreation and beauty. The world will run to a church that loves in such a wholesome manner as this.”
Dr. John Perkins, founder of CCDA (Christian Community Development Association) – Beyond Charity, p.102